Destination: Green trout on the Big Muddy

Venice may be the best bass fishery in Louisiana, if you know how to wrestle largemouth out of thick vegetation

Updated: April 20, 2005, 3:43 PM ET
By Todd Masson | BASSMASTER Magazine, Mar. 2005

The worm wouldn't move.

Eric Williamson dropped his red-shad-colored plastic bait onto a tangled mat of hyacinths and shook his rod tip. The 1/4-ounce bullet weight pegged at the top of the worm found a hole in the thick vegetation and pulled the curl-tail lure to the bottom.

Out of habit, Williamson let the worm settle, and then gently jerked his rod to pop the worm upward.

But it wasn't budging.

A veteran bass fisherman, Williamson knew exactly what that meant. In a motion ...

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